Idol Headlines For 08/17/11

Idols Live heads to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia PA. Show begins at 7 pm EDT.

Alex Lambert performs at Room 5 in Los Angeles CA
Taylor Hicks at Black Oak Casino in Tuolume, CA
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Paula Abdul Interview: “I’d Much Rather Watch Drag Queens Play Me”

Paula Abdul stood facing me intently, chattering away in that slightly mechanical stop-and-start cadence that’s become her unfortunate trademark. Paula Abdul, international pop sensation. Six number one singles. Millions of albums sold. I hung on her every word – though it was hard to hear those words with her soft voice nearly drowned out by the din of the party around us.

We stood on the outside deck at Malibu institution Gladstone’s, a swanky seafood restaurant located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. She wore a champagne-colored pantsuit, accessorized with silver – silver handbag, silver necklace, silver fingernails. She focused on me as if I were the only person in the room.

Read more at After Elton

Jennifer Hudson: How I Found Out I Had a Weight Problem

It wasn’t until Jennifer Hudson appeared on American Idol in 2004 that she was made aware of her weight.

“I didn’t even know I was considered plus-sized until I came to Hollywood, ” the 2007 Oscar winner and Weight Watchers spokesperson, 29, tells September’s Self magazine, on sale Thursday. “I thought I was the perfect size!”

Read more at People

Melanie Moore, winner of SYTYD, performs on Live with Regis and Kelly

Jackson Family ‘At War’ Over Michael Forever Tribute Concert

The Jackson family is at war over the Michael Forever Tribute Concert, and a major contributing factor is Katherine Jackson’s decision to have Michael’s three children attend the event, is exclusively reporting.

The concert is scheduled to take place in Wales, Great Britain on October 8, 2011.

Michael’s brothers Jermaine and Randy are also upset about the timing of the concert, because Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial will be going on at the same time.

Read more at RadarOnline

‘SYTYCD’ choreographer gets jail time in underage sex case

Shane Sparks is out of slick moves.

The hip-hop choreographer who used to showcase his talents on “So You Think You Can Dance” pleaded no contest today to one felony count of unlawful intercourse with a minor under the age of 16 and was sentenced to 270 days in jail.

By cutting a deal, Sparks, 42, is no longer facing eight additional felony counts stemming from allegations that he had multiple inappropriate sexual encounters between July 1994 and April 1997 with a girl who was no older than 15.

Read more at MSNBC

‘Glee’ cast talks dream roles

Lea Michele and Chris Colfer are just as chummy off camera as they are on the Fox show “Glee, ” but the two actors say they’d definitely battle it out for a certain role.

“If I were to go back to Broadway and I had to play a role that wasn’t an original role, I would love to do ‘Evita’ or ‘Sweeney Todd’ with Chris [Colfer], ” Michele said during a recent iReport interview. “Of course, we would fight over who would play Mrs. Lovett, ” she admitted as Colfer chimed in that he would indeed go for the part. Obviously, Michele continues, “I would play Mrs. Lovett.”

See the video at CNN

Lea Michele: ‘New Year’s Eve’ Stills Released!

Lea Michele hits the stage with Jon Bon Jovi in this new still from her latest movie, New Year’s Eve!

Also pictured in stills below: Ashton Kutcher and Josh Duhamel!

See the photos at JustJared

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